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Feb 23, 2013 5:00am PST
friday. >> and that is your latest forecast. eri erica. >>> pope benedict met italy's leader five days before he steps down. there is speculation about whether an american cardinal could replace him as pope. anne thompson has more from vatican city. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. all kind of chatter at the vatican where pope benedict is back on the job after his week-long lenten retreat. he appointed new bishops italy and mexico as people here at the vatican are getting ready for what are expected to be huge crowds for its final two events. meanwhile ther meanwhile, there are many questions about this momentous occasion, like who will lead the church, that are still unanswered. a week before pope benedict retires and still no clear front-runner to succeed him. however, there is a long shot. new york's gregarious cardinal timothy dolan. >> i'll do anything to get you guys to church. >> reporter: praise in catholic circles for his efforts to revitalize the church and fighting obama administration con ra sepgs coverage mandate. this week he was depossessed about how
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Feb 23, 2013 7:00am EST
last forecast. erica? >> thanks. >>> pope benedict met with italy's president this morning just five days before he steps down as the leader of the catholic church. there's some speculation today about whether an american cardinal could replace him as pope. anne thompson is in vatican city with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. there's all kinds of chatter here at the vatican where pope benedict xvi is back on the job after his week-long lenten retreat. he appointed new bishops today to italy and mexico as people here at the vatican are getting ready for what are expected to be huge crowds for his final two events. meanwhile, there are many questions about this momentous occasion such as who will lead the church that are still unanswered. a week before pope benedict retires and there is still no clear front-runner to succeed him. however, there is a long shot. new york's gregarious cardinal timothy doland. >> i'll do anything to get you guys to church. >> reporter: praising catholic circles for his charismatic persona, his efforts to revitalize the church, and fig
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Feb 23, 2013 7:00am PST
few minutes. >> thank you, rob, see you in a bit. >>> new insight this morning into why pope benedict may be stepping down. the respected italian newspaper reports the pope made the decision after getting the results of an internal investigation into scandal at the vatican. among the things reportedly exposed in the 300-page report, blackmail, corruption and sex at the vatican. the newspaper says the pope ordered the investigation last may after his butler was arrested. the pope plans to personally hand over the report to his successor. meantime there is a mounting pressure in the u.s. and italy to keep cardinal roger mahoney away from the conclave to choose the next pope because of his role in shielding sexually abusive priests. the associated press is reporting that italian newspapers have profiled cardinals whose presence at the conclave would be "an embarrassment to the vatican." among them are irish cardinal sean brady, and belgian cardinal godfried daniels. the cardinals that will elect the next pope are said to be more conservative than the ones that elected pope benedict back
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